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  • Public Safety Power Shutoffs - Impacts to Irrigation

    Please complete this short survey regarding irrigation water shutoffs due to the October Public Safety Power Shutoffs: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=28715


    By Dan Macon
    Author - County Director, Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
  • Public Safety Power Shutoffs - How is YOUR Farm Coping?

    Over the weekend, much of the Sierra foothills was impacted by another PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (or PSPS, as the company calls it). This time, the advertised windstorm actually materialized - and while shutting off the electrical grid...


    By Dan Macon
    Author - County Director, Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
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    Observations on Mandarin Mulching Research

    Two years ago, UCCE Placer/Nevada embarked on a study to evaluate pruning and mulching in five local mandarin orchards. In a blog posted in June 2017, I discussed the beginnings of the study, the specific treatments and what the study was hoping to...


    By Robert Bonk
    Author - Research Associate
    By Cindy Fake
    Editor - Placer and Nevada Counties, Horticulture and Small Farms Advisor